Lebanese Arak Corporation a.k.a. LAC Products was established over eighty years ago in Lebanon under the name Carlo Winery. Founded by Garabed Kurkjian in 1938, it grew exponentially under his sons and grandsons. Carlo has evolved from its origins in Lebanon to a modern international beverage company in the United States.
Suffering immeasurable losses during the Lebanese Civil War in the mid-seventies, the Carlo Winery in the Bekaa Valley was completely destroyed. Recouping from these difficult setbacks, Carlo Winery found a new home in Los Angeles, California four decades ago. The third and fourth generations of the Kurkjian family continue to carry on the 80 year old tradition of excellence.
At the present, LAC Products, along with its non-alcoholic division, Carlo Beverages, is a recognized producer, and custom bottler in the United States, and importer, distributor and wholesaler of beer, wine, brandy, spirits, juices, waters and many other fine products from Europe, Armenia, the Middle East, Russia and increasingly form all over the world.